Thursday, December 15, 2016

Methow Open

ate: 12/15/16 Time: 6:59am
Weather: Light snow Temp: 15
New Snow (24 hrs): Trace Total Accumulation: 6
Recommended Trail: Rendezvous Basin
Total Season Miles Groomed: 631.7 Last 24 Hours Miles Groomed: 23.6
Trail Conditions/Notes: A trace of new snow this morning with comfortable ski temps and clearing skies should make for an enjoyable ski. We have 50 miles of open trails to ski. Grooming today from the Cub, and Corral trail heads. We have been able to set more and more classic tracks on our groomed trails but the best classic tracks will be found in the Rendezvous or Sun Mtn. Methow Trails is a non-profit organization that has been connecting people to trails since 1977. Your support sustains the trails you love year round.
Wax of the day
Color scale
Ski Trails Easiest More Difficult Most Difficult
Mazama      map
Area Date Groomed Status Comments
Base Camp 13-Mar, 7:03AM Closed
Cassal Cutoff 13-Dec, 5:10AM Closed
Coyote Run 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Doe Canyon
Closed
Doe Canyon Loop 10-Dec, 10:29AM Closed
Early Winters 15-Dec, 5:47AM Open
Flagg Mountain Loop 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Inn Run Loop 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Johns Way 18-Mar, 7:03PM Closed
Jacks 15-Dec, 5:01AM Open Classic track set on sections
Goat Creek 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open
Goat Creek Cutoff 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open
Goat Wall Loop 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Lower River Run 15-Dec, 5:42AM Open Classic track set
Lunachik 06-Mar, 6:20AM Closed
Methow Valley Community Trail- Suspension Bridge trailhead to Mazama 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Methow Valley Community Trail- Mazama to Freestone Inn 15-Dec, 5:52AM Open Classic track set
Methow Valley Community Trail- Browns Farm to Suspension Bridge trailhead 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Methow 15-Dec, 5:17AM Open
Rattlesnake Cutoff 13-Dec, 5:45AM Closed
Upper River Run 15-Dec, 5:22AM Open
Sandy Butte 15-Dec, 4:36AM Open Classic track set
Rendezvous      map
Snow still on higher elevation trails
Area Date Groomed Status Comments
Cassal Creek Loop (blue) 15-Dec, 8:14AM Open Classic track set
Cassal Hut 15-Dec, 8:29AM Open
Cassal Creek Loop (black) 15-Dec, 8:33AM Open not recommended
Cedar Creek Loop (blue) 14-Dec, 8:00AM Open Classic track set
Cedar Creek Loop (black) 09-Dec, 2:05PM Closed
Cougar Bait 15-Dec, 10:02AM Open
Cougar Mountain Loop 01-Apr, 6:05PM Closed
Cow Creek 15-Dec, 9:31AM Open Classic track set
Cub Creek 06-Dec, 2:59PM Closed
Grizzly Hut 15-Dec, 7:58AM Open
Grizzly Mountain Loop 15-Dec, 8:03AM Open
Grizzly Way 15-Dec, 7:53AM Open
Gunn Ranch 09-Dec, 11:07AM Closed
Heifer Hut 09-Dec, 1:55PM Closed
Little Cub Creek 09-Dec, 3:04PM Closed
Lower Fawn Creek 13-Dec, 10:17AM Open
Upper Fawn Creek 13-Dec, 9:56AM Open
Rendezvous Hut 15-Dec, 7:22AM Open
Rendezvous Basin 15-Dec, 9:10AM Open Classic track set to Edelweiss gate
Sun Mountain      map
Area Date Groomed Status Comments
Aqua Loop 13-Dec, 8:26AM Open
Beaver Pond 13-Dec, 8:59AM Open
Blue Jay 12-Dec, 11:22AM Closed
Cabin 10-Dec, 12:32PM Closed
Chickadee 13-Dec, 8:54AM Open
Criss Cross 12-Dec, 9:44AM Closed
Upper Fox 13-Dec, 8:34AM Open
Lower Fox 13-Dec, 8:03AM Open
Homestead 13-Dec, 8:39AM Open
Upper Inside Passage 10-Dec, 12:04PM Closed
Lower Inside Passage 13-Dec, 1:00PM Closed
Little Wolf 13-Dec, 8:39AM Open Classic tracks set
Meadow Lark 12-Dec, 12:00PM Closed
Overland 12-Dec, 10:11AM Closed
Raven 10-Dec, 12:20PM Closed
Rodeo 05-Mar, 7:50PM Closed
Sunnyside 13-Dec, 9:04AM Open
Shortcut 13-Dec, 9:37AM Closed
Thompson Road 13-Dec, 12:41PM Open Classic tracks set
View Ridge 11-Dec, 10:48AM Open
Yellow Jacket 20-Mar, 9:11PM Closed
Winthrop      map
Area Date Groomed Status Comments
Winthrop Trail (Upper) 06-Mar, 8:33PM Closed
Winthrop Trail (Lower) 09-Dec, 12:26PM Closed
Big Valley (Outer Loop) 11-Mar, 1:00AM Closed
Barnsley Lake 26-Mar, 9:47PM Closed
Big Valley (Inner Loop) 20-Mar, 2:00AM Closed
Bitterbrush 09-Dec, 12:15PM Closed
Bob 03-Mar, 9:49PM Closed
Fish Hatchery Loop 09-Dec, 4:25PM Closed
Methow Valley Community Trail- Powers Plunge to Wolf Ridge 09-Dec, 3:54PM Closed
Methow Valley Community Trail- Winthrop to Powers Plunge 09-Dec, 4:25PM Closed
Methow Valley Community Trail- Wolf Ridge to Browns Farm 09-Dec, 3:29PM Closed
Powers Plunge 09-Dec, 12:36PM Closed
Spring Creek Ranch Loop 09-Dec, 11:48AM Closed
Color scale
Bike Trails
Please follow conditions of use. Thank you for riding responsibly.
Winthrop Bike Trails      map
Area Date Groomed Status Comments
Gunn Ranch 09-Dec, 11:07AM Closed
Packed only half way down to trailhead.
Big Valley (Outer Loop) 11-Mar, 1:00AM Closed
Winthrop Fatbike Snowshoe
Closed
Planning to pack Monday or Tuesday
Big Valley (Inner Loop) 20-Mar, 2:00AM Closed
No packing yet and loops in field still fenced
Snowshoe Trails

Mazama Snowshoe Trails      map
Area Date Packed Status Comments
Aspen/Forest Edge Loop
Open
Beaver
Open
Creek Overlook Loop
Open
Inn View Loop
Open
North Cascades Basecamp
Open
Lunachik 06-Mar, 6:20AM Closed
Rendezvous Snowshoe Trails      map
Area Date Packed Status Comments
Heifer Hut 09-Dec, 1:55PM Closed
Cougar Bait 15-Dec, 10:02AM Open
Cedar Creek Loop (black) 09-Dec, 2:05PM Closed
Sun Mountain Snowshoe Trails      map
Area Date Packed Status Comments
Kraule 11-Dec Open
Click-a-pic 11-Dec Open
Magpie 11-Dec Open
Rader Creek
Open
Horse 11-Dec Open
Lake View
Open
Ponderosa 7-Dec Open
Red Tail
Open
View Ridge 11-Dec, 10:48AM Open
Black Bear 6-Dec Open
Patterson Lake
Open
Moose
Open
Winthrop Snowshoe Trails      map
Area Date Packed Status Comments
Big Valley (Outer Loop) 11-Mar, 1:00AM Closed
Big Valley (Inner Loop) 20-Mar, 2:00AM Closed
Winthrop Snowshoe 01-Mar, 3:00AM Closed